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Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea 'Mt. Fuji Mix'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Mt. Fuji Mix

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Variegated

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Grass Valley, California

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Valdosta, Georgia

Derby, Kansas

French Settlement, Louisiana

Piedmont, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri

Stoutland, Missouri

Brooklyn, New York

Ashville, Ohio

Ada, Oklahoma

Yukon, Oklahoma

Bangor, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lafayette, Tennessee

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Westmoreland, Tennessee

Brazoria, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Plano, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
1
neutral
2
negatives
RatingContent
Negative

On Feb 8, 2008, distantkin from Saint Cloud, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Not thrilled about this one, vines stayed short and not as many blooms as other MGs. Purchased 2 commercial plants, one never grew over 6 inches and the other got to maybe 3 feet tall.

Positive

On Apr 29, 2007, katladie from French Settlement, LA wrote:

I have been growing this MG for 5 years now, I would not be without it. I order my seeds every year because the collected seed does not come back with the pronounced white wagon wheel. It thrives even in my south Louisiana heat.

Neutral

On Dec 31, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

Ipomoea x imperialis is not a legitimate accepted Scientific epithet but is frequently used by the horticultural trade and the Mt.Fuji series is a marketing name for some of the Youjiro hybrid strains created by Dr.Yoneda.

See commentary section here
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57867/

Positive

On Oct 3, 2003, wooley18013 from Bangor, PA wrote:

2003 first year I tried the seed. Loved it!!!! Very nice from a hanging basket. What I ordered said there were blue and green flowers also (I didn't get any of them but would like to know if that is a color of these.) But I am very pleased with the results would definately recommend to someone else.

One thing that I have found with all Morning Glories is that the more sun they get the more water they need to keep plant looking good.

Positive

On Jul 30, 2003, DayBreak from Springfield, MO wrote:

I planted this seed mix about four years ago, and since then these Morning Glories have come back on their own from dropped seeds. Seeds located in areas of full sun sprout the quickest (they bloom mid-summer).

Only two colors germinated the first year (pink and dark purple), and after that only pink germinated. Strangely, this year I have dark purple blooms on one vine AND magenta blooms on another, along with my myriad pink-blooming vines! They are all incredibly bright and beautifully colored.

Negative

On Jul 19, 2003, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Vines much shorter than the average morning glory. Flowers do not look nearly as nice as in pictures. Much less vibrant colors and striping then shown in photos. Germination rates low.

Positive

On Jul 11, 2003, Brinda from Yukon, OK (Zone 7b) wrote:

I just love these. This is my first year to have Mt Fuji and I am so very pleased with how the vine and the flowers look. I run out early every morning just to see the new flowers. Today it is 7/11/03 and they have been flowering for a few weeks now. It seems that only 1 vine is flowering, so hopefully more will be soon. The one flowering has very 'deep' purple flowers with the wagon wheel white. I'm anxious to see the other colors in person. They stay open longer in the day than the regular MG's. If you've never planted this before, give them a try. Very easy and 'very' rewarding!!! Enjoy!!!

Positive

On Jul 24, 2002, mmeclectic wrote:

This is a Japanese hybrid, sometimes referred to as Yojiro, of Ipomoea purpurea and I. nil (backcrossed to I. nil.) I know of no accepted designation for this hybrid, so maybe it is best labeled as nil-purpurea or nil x purpurea. (